Make Category Drill-Down Viewable

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  1. Lionrhod profile image78
    Lionrhodposted 4 years ago

    For example, one of my hubs is in Religion & Philosophy --> Astrology & Metaphysics --> Tarot Cards

    But when I go to the hub itself, outside edit mode, it only says Religion & Philosophy.

    Why being able to view this in normal hub view would be helpful/useful to both Hubbers and viewers:

    1) When trying to decide which category to put a hub in, it would help us to know where other similar hubs live. We could find related hubs, and learn where they are, rather than paging through the MANY MANY choices and maybe even missing the mark on where our pages belong.

    2) As a viewer, if I'm enjoying a particular hub, I might want to look at other hubs in the same category, but if I don't know where that is, it can be frustrating. Why make it hard for the viewer to find more hubs they're interested in?

    3) I don't know how the older Hubbers work it. Back on Squidoo folks often moved their category depending on holidays and so on. I don't know if HP considers this an acceptable practice (though I'd hope so). In this case, if someone forgot to move it from the seasonal category to where it lived the rest of the time, just viewing their page might remind them that Ooops! they need to move it.

    Similarly, if a page wasn't performing well, being able to easily notice that it was maybe in the wrong category could be helpful.

    4) Back to being a viewer again. Let's say I read a particular hub, liked it but failed to bookmark it. (I certainly don't bookmark every page I'm interested in - that would get unwieldy way fast!) I can't remember the name of the hub and in trying to do a search, I get oodles of results that make it hard for me to find my back again. Having some idea of what category I'd been surfing might make it easier to find the particular hub again.   

    A question also: Is there a definitive list of all categories and their drill downs somewhere? (And if not, I add that to my request.)

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks @Lionrhod

      I have forwarded this to our engineering team to be considered as a future feature to consider for development as I agree it can be hard to tell what the full categorization is outside of the HubTool.

      1. lisavollrath profile image96
        lisavollrathposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for considering this. As a HubPages newbie, I find it frustrating to find an article of interest, and to not be able to go up one level to see what else is in that article's topic. I can see the top level topic, which is often much to broad to yield anything useful, or I can see what the hub author has written in that same topic---but I ever can't actually see the name of the subtopic.

        As breadcrumbs go, ours is not as helpful as it should be.

      2. Lionrhod profile image78
        Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matthew. I think this is important to ANY website and would very much love to see it implemented at HP.

      3. Matthew Meyer profile image72
        Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        There is no time frame defined at this point, but keep an eye out for a related announcement in the near term.

        1. Lionrhod profile image78
          Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks much Matthew.

          Once again I'm stunned and impressed with the kindness and super-responsiveness of the HP team.

          You don't HAVE to keep us updated. (And in most sites I've been on, they don't!) The fact that you're giving a heads up speaks volumes.

          1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
            Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks @Lionrhod! We appreciate the sentiment!


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